Southport Book Festival: How a Story Becomes a Book

Southport Book Festival: How a Story Becomes a Book

Many of us have stories in our heads that never make it onto the printed page. Those who do complete this mysterious process – including Jeff Siebold, Jean Heller, John Graves, and Teri Brown, the “Authors We Adore by the Sea” – shared their methods at FOLSOI’s recent...
FOLSOI Book Festival: Celebrating Another Great Year

FOLSOI Book Festival: Celebrating Another Great Year

This year’s FOLSOI Annual Meeting and Southport Book Festival: “Authors We Adore by the Shore,” was a success in anyone’s book! We filled the Southport Community Center with attendees intrigued to hear from award-winning local authors Teri M. Brown, John Graves, Jean...
What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

What Would YOU Risk to Protect Banned Books? 

For Banned Books Week (Sept. 18-24), I want to share the experiences of my mother and her parents who lived in Berlin as the Nazis came to power. The quotations below from my mother shine a light on the intellectual darkness that soon enveloped Germany.  “On the night...